Newcrest Orange Challenge

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Event Cancelled – Newcrest Orange Challenge 2021

It is with a very heavy heart that we let you know Newcrest Orange Challenge has been cancelled due to the coronavirus situation in New South Wales. Ongoing restrictions mean it will sadly not be possible to run a large public event this September in NSW.

The whole team at Bicycle Network are shattered to have to deliver this news, and we want to send our sincere gratitude to everyone involved for their support and understanding. The impact this cancellation will have on our riders, volunteers, team members and the local communities who host us is significant, and a tough pill to swallow. However, we appreciate we all must prioritise public health at this time.

In line with our COVID-19 refund policy, registered riders have been emailed the relevant details with refund options and next steps.

Preparing for your ride


Get ready for your ride!

Five week training plans

Our friends at Karmea have helped create Newcrest Orange Challenge training plans for all three ride distances to support you on your riding journey. The five week training plans kick off on Monday 9 August 2021 to help dial in your preparation in the lead up to the event.

There is no better way to achieve something amazing than by smashing what you thought wasn’t possible – now is your chance to set your goal and start training.

70km training plan

Newcrest Orange Challenge 70km ride
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100km training plan

Newcrest Orange Challenge 70km ride
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170km training plan

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Training rides

Newcrest Orange Challenge 2021 ambassadors - Sheyleigh and Kelly

Whether you’re looking for a riding buddy or just need to keep the legs warm through winter, our fortnightly training rides to help you get ride ready come event day.

Please note, due to COVID-19 restrictions in NSW our training rides are on hold.

Be sure to follow the Bicycle Network strava club so you’re the first to hear when new ride dates are released.


Special thanks to Winners

Event nutrition

Winners - Orange Challenge Nutrtion
Newcrest Orange Challenge – Winners nutrition

Winners Sports Nutrition are proud to be the Official Energy Bar & Gel of Orange Challenge 2021. Winners energy products have been developed specifically for cyclists and are used and recommended by cycling champion Cadel Evans.

Winners 10% discount offer

Winners are offering a 10% discount on for all riders participating in Orange Challenge 2021.

Use coupon code: Orange21